"The taliban's return to afghanistan threatens women's freedom ."-- Mariah rico, 6th grade
"What is the Delta Variant and why is it different? The Delta variant, a new variation of Covid-19, Delta is the most contagious COVID-19 variant." --Aneesa Burdick, 6th grade
"Life in space is an exciting idea. Scientists have been trying to find evidence of life in space for over a century but have found no proof of its existence yet."--Mila Boyden, 6th grade
"The White House is usually a source we can trust. But what if we couldn’t? There has been misinformation that President Joe Biden has spread himself, so is Biden really doing what’s right for Afghanistan?" -- Willa oxley, 8th grade
"fires in oakland are getting WORSE for SEVERAL REASONS how can you help stop them understand them and and know they affect you mentally."--Elian acle 6 grade
"The first OUSD school board meeting of the academic year saw parents and teachers expressing their concerns about safety precautions in schools. From the lack of weekly testing to the inability to social distance, members of the Oakland community are scared for their unvaccinated kids, at risk family members, and themselves." -- Holly Young, 8th Grade
"The one thing I’ve always loved about animals is that they don’t judge like people do. Many people believe that homosexual and transgender people are unnatural, but nature itself seems to have a different opinion. Despite the fact that seventy percent of our planet is covered in water, we still know so little about what goes on in the deep." - Ayo Thomas, 11th Grade
"2020 was the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, an uptick in police brutality against the Black Lives Matter movement, the Australian bushfires, and more. People need ways to cope with these traumatic events, especially as they continue to work or go to school. Fanfiction has risen admirably to fill that need."
- Zoe Jung, 10th Grade
"Community organizers and activists are reimagining what public safety is and finding new ways to combat violence in their neighborhoods. They are protecting their neighborhoods without the criminalization of people of color and fear that the police create."
“Social media, some describe this as a way to broaden horizons, venture out, and market to a bigger audience, others, a parasite, that relies on the insecurity of people to thrive. Have we ever described it as a gateway for cultural appropriation?”— JAda white (11th Grade)